City Boards and Commissions

The Cedar Rapids Board of Review is appointed by the Cedar Rapids Conference Board and consists of five members.  The length of term is six years which are served in staggered terms.

Members must live in Cedar Rapids and the occupations of those members must be considered before appointment.  The membership should include someone involved in the sale of real estate and someone who is connected with either architecture or construction.  However, no more than two persons involved in the same occupation can be appointed to the board.

Current members: 

  • Babette "Babs" Haggin Roy (2025)
  • Sarah Coleman (2025)
  • Steve Bowman (2026)
  • David Lodge (2027)
  • Allen M. Varney III (2028)
Terms expire on December 31st of the year in parenthesis above.

The Cedar Rapids Board of Review is empowered with these responsibilities by law:
  • Act upon any and all protests that meet the statutory criteria filed by taxpayers or taxing districts
  • Review and equalize assessments established by the assessor
  • Subpoena witnesses and administer oaths
  • Add to the assessment rolls for taxation any property which the board believes has been erroneously exempted from taxation.  Revocation of a property tax exemption commences with the assessment for the current assessment year and is not to be applied to prior assessment years
  • Add to the assessment rolls any property omitted by the assessor

Further information on the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Review can be found by clicking here

Contact information:
City Assessor's Office
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Phone: 319-286-5888
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